Change of Guard

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, Jan 2018

Suvarna Khadilkar

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Change of Guard

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India Change of Guard Suvarna Khadilkar 0 1 2 3 0 & Suvarna Khadilkar 1 Prof Suvarna Khadilkar MD DGO FICOG, CIMP, Diploma in Endocrinology (UK) is Editor in Chief of Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India , and Treasurer, FOGSI, she is Consultant Gyneendocrinologist , Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Former Professor and Head, Dept of ObGyn, RCSM, Government Medical College, Maharashtra and Asso. Prof. & Unit Chief Grant Medical College and Cama & Albless hospital , Mumbai 2 Prof Suvarna Khadilkar Dr. Mrs. Suvarna Satish Khadilkar is the Editor-in-chief of this journal. She is currently working as Consultant Gyne-Endocrinologist, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai. In the past she worked as Associate Professor and Unit Chief at JJ Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College [GMC], Mumbai, and thereafter in the capacity of the Professor and Head in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. She has been an undergraduate and postgraduate teacher and examiner, Mumbai University and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Pursuing her interest in endocrinology, she acquired Diploma in Endocrinology from the prestigious University of South Wales, UK, and has been appointed as a recognized teacher in endocrinology in University of South Wales. She is the Treasurer of FOGSI. She has held many prestigious positions like Chairperson of Reproductive Endocrinology Committee of FOGSI, President, Association of Medical Women in India, Mumbai. She is currently the President of Indian Menopause Society and the librarian of Mumbai Ob-Gyn Society. She has published six text books and more than 70 articles at national and international levels. She is recipient of 30 awards for her research work including the Young Scientist Award 3 Mumbai , India - It is a great honor and privilege for me to be appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Obstetric and Gynaecology of India (JOGI), the official journal of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecology of India. Our previous Editorin-Chief, Dr Shekhar Hegde, worked tirelessly to improve the quality of JOGI for as long as he could. Regrettably destiny brought forward this change of editor, which was due 2 years later. As a result, with a heavy heart, I am now carrying the baton, starting with this January 2018 issue. I promise to make all efforts toward betterment of JOGI. My association with this prestigious journal began 20 years ago. I was appointed as Honorary Proof Reader in 1998. Interestingly, such posts were existent then! Thereafter, I continued my services in various capacities and was promoted to the post of secretary and manager in 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed the enriching experience of working with stalwarts like Dr MN Parikh, Dr Adi Dastur and Dr C N Purandare. Thereafter, I went through the rigorous selection process and was fortunate to be selected for the post of assistant editor. Worked in various capacities like Joint Associate Editor, Associate Editor now I take on this post of Editor-in-Chief. I understand that this post demands dedication, great responsibilities and challenges. I assure you that I shall strive hard to carry the journal forward and increase the visibility of our journal worldwide. Obstetrics and Gynecology in India is rapidly changing. The number of practitioners in the clinical sector is increasing, and more and more individuals are choosing to work in subspecialities like assisted reproduction, laparoscopic surgery, gyne-oncology, urogynecology. These developments reflect in the material submitted to JOGI, which relates to uncommon clinical situations and clinically based articles focussed on these subspecialities. I must appreciate that the quality of papers submitted in our journal is steadily improving, and we are still in the realms of observational studies. In the coming years, we hope to see more original research and hypothesis-based studies in basic and clinical disciplines, as applicable to modern Indian Obstetrics and Gynecology. While JOGI is the platform for work done in India, we receive and welcome high-quality research papers from all over the world. We sincerely hope that this journal brings forth the quality research over to you which will enable us to treat our women better. The new editorial team is all set to take the journal to further heights, and national corresponding editors and international advisers will continue to advise JOGI as before. Two new sections have been added to the format of the journal. The first one is ‘‘Systematic review’’ which will discuss, review and enlighten readers about all the available literature in a systematic way. The second section is ‘‘Debate’’ where the controversies will be dealt with, and views, reviews and opinions on both sides of the coin will be illustrated in depth. We intend to start more sections like miniseries in the coming issues and have also planned theme-based issues. I am looking forward to suggestions from all our members and readers for improvisation of the journal. We will be happy to receive responses of the readers, some of which may find a place in the journal. In closing, I am proud and excited to be associated with JOGI, and I hope all of you share my pride and feeling of closeness to JOGI, which so truly represents the Indian Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Long Live JOGI!!


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Suvarna Khadilkar. Change of Guard, The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, 2018, 1-2, DOI: 10.1007/s13224-017-1088-y